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Until 30th September 2022, partners can watch their profits grow with Microsoft CSP Indirect Reseller Incentives. With the recent introduction of NCE, there will be changes to Microsoft CSP Indirect Reseller Incentives as you know it today. These additional changes include:

  • CSP Indirect Reseller Incentive program will continue to operate after 1st October 2022 until 31st December 2022 (but will only earn on un-migrated subscriptions)
  • The MCI M365 Breadth Motion Incentives will run from 1st October 2021 until 30th September 2022 (with slightly raised rates)

For more info watch our recent workshop to learn all about these changes and:

  • Recap the incentive programme as it is today
  • What the new NCE incentive rates are
  • How you qualify for these

You can also download the workshop presentation slides (including useful links).

How to register

  1. New and existing CSP partners will need to onboard to Partner Center before being able to access any eligible incentives.
  2. Once onboarded, the Global Administrator must set up company users and assign an Incentive Administrator to grant Incentive User permissions.
  3. If you're eligible for incentives, the Global Administrator, Account Administrator and Incentive Administrator will receive an invite to enrol. The Incentive Administrator is the only user who can enrol into the incentive programs.
  4. Select the incentive(s) you wish to be enrolled in and follow the instructions in Partner Center.
  5. For additional help, download the Incentive Enrollment in Partner Center step-by-step guide.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I'm eligible for the incentive?

All CSP Indirect Resellers that have an active MPN ID, have signed an active Microsoft Partner Agreement, and have attained a gold or silver competency as specified from the list above will be eligible. New partners must onboard to Partner Center before they can take advantage of the new incentives.

What are this year's current rates?

You can obtain a copy of this year's current rates by visiting aka.ms/partnerincentives (You will need to sign-in with your Partner credentials to view the detail).

I've lost my email invitation, what should I do?

You should request a new invitation by raising a support ticket in the Partner Centre.

Our partner administrator is no longer with the company, what should I do?

Issue a support ticket in Partner Centre and request a new partner administrator to be set up.

How long after completing onboarding before I can see earnings in partner center?

Eligible earnings for the current period will be viewable within 72 hours of onboarding.

I'm already onboarded to the CSP incentive program from last year, do I have to re-onboard?

No, you don't have to re-onboard. However, you must ensure your MPN ID remains active, you continue to meet the MPN competencies throughout the year, and your payment and tax profile is up to date.

When will I be paid my earned incentives?

Rebate payments will be sent via wire transfer within 45 days after the end of the earning month.

I am eligible for the CSP indirect reseller incentive, I've onboarded and have been transacting with Microsoft, why am I not receiving payments?

a) If the incentive payments are below the minimum payment threshold of USD $200, earnings will not be released but will carry over to the next payment cycle. Or if incentive earnings are under $200 by the end of the program year (1st October 2021 – 30th September 2022), they will be forfeit. b) Partners may have multiple MPN IDs, please ensure that your subscriptions are placed under the correct one that's onboarded to the incentive. c) There are many other reasons; please raise a support ticket in partner centre.

How are my payments calculated?

For core CSP licenses, calculations are based on billed revenue. For Azure Reserved VM Instances, these are based on consumption.

Those who qualify for co-op funding will receive payments differently. 60% of incentive earnings will be paid as monthly rebate while 40% of incentive earnings will be placed into a co-op fund for use with activities executed in the following Fiscal Half Year 2021 (July 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021).

Is the CSP indirect reseller incentive based on Microsoft online services revenue only?

Yes, incentives earned through this program are for Microsoft Online Services revenue only, excluding Exchange Lite and other adjustments such as Internal Use Rights or trial seats.

Terms and conditions

  1. The CSP Indirect Reseller Incentive is available to all Microsoft resellers who transact via an Indirect Provider. Purchases must be made through CSP to be eligible for rebate payment.
  2. Partner must be a registered Microsoft Partner and have an MPN ID to be eligible. MPN ID must be the same used for all CSP transactions.
  3. The discount rate for Microsoft CSP services is automatically applied before purchase. The rebate you receive from Microsoft will be applied to the price you purchased the Microsoft CSP license in Giacom Cloud Market.
  4. Incentive period begins on 1st October 2021 and ends 30th September 2022.
  5. To qualify for the incentive, partner must have at least one of the specified competencies by Microsoft in Silver or Gold before they can fully onboard or be eligible for rebate payments.
  6. Partners do not have to have the same competency as the SKU rebate they are claiming for; ie. Partner could have Cloud Productivity competency but claim rebate for Azure.
  7. Payments will be made on a monthly cadence. Rebate payments will be sent via wire transfer within 45 days after the end of each monthly earnings period.
  8. Earnings must be above the minimum threshold of USD $200 to receive payment, if not earnings will roll over to the next payment period.
  9. The Indirect Reseller Incentive is a Microsoft CSP promotion only and is not associated with Giacom or Giacom Cloud Market.
  10. Full terms and conditions are available through Partner Center.

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